Irina Novac is a 14-year-old Romanian writer. She is a student in the 8th grade at Emil Botta Theoretical High School, Adjud, a small town in Romania. Irina recently published her first book, called “A moment as an eternity”. The book is a novel about love, crime, drama, with the plot taking place in the U.S. during the first part of the book and in Romania in the latter. The protagonists of the novel, Angela
and Chuck, are high school sweethearts. Chuck proposes to Angela the night of her prom and she accepts.
However, she is tragically killed by her best friend, Demi, who is secretly in love with Chuck. He finds out about the murder and sets Demi up, until she confesses her crime and is imprisoned. Irina left the rest of the novel a mystery, encouraging people to read it. She is already working on a sequel to A moment as an eternity and already has several ideas for other books. In the future she would like also to study at the Film Academy in New York City.
Irina started acting and writing when she was 12, because she often had to remain alone at home, while her parents were working. The young writer told us: “I pretended to be Angela in the scene in which she dies in his arms.” Her father supported her even before she started writing and only considered this a game. A couple of years ago, she jockingly told him that she decided to write a book. Her father laughed at first, but promised: “If you write a book, I promise that I will help you with everything that you will need to publish it.” Irina said that, at that time, she already had clear ideas about what she wanted to put in the novel and did not want her rich imagination to go to waste. After a year and half, she told him: “I kept my part of the deal, now is your turn!”
The first person to read her book in digital format was her editor, while, in physical form, it was her school headmaster. Both of them believe that her book can become a bestseller. She hopes that as well.
During free time, Irina likes to act, play handball and football. In the latter, her team is the national champion. Irina also enjoys writing movie scripts and wants to direct her own short films. While keeping busy already, Irina would like to be involved in more volunteer activities.
Irina thinks that if you want to succeed you have to really want it. Her motto in life is a quote of Paulo Coelho: “If you truly want something, all the universe is conspiring to fulfil your dream.”
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